State Reminds Gold Prospectors to Obtain Permits For Sluice Boxes

MONTPELIER, VT – While gold prospecting is a fun summertime activity, the Agency of Natural Resources reminds the public that while anyone can pan for gold by hand, a state permit is required when using a sluice box. 

Recently, Environmental Enforcement Officers and Game Wardens made contact with several recreational mineral (gold) prospectors in and around streams in southeastern Vermont.  Most prospectors were complying with Vermont law. However, three people were issued Environmental Citations for using sluice boxes in streams without a permit from the agency.

Public Meeting June 29 on Bennington & North Bennington Engineering Reports

Public Meeting on Bennington & North Bennington Engineering Reports
State Provides Updates on PFOA-Related Blood Clinic, Water Testing

WHAT:     State officials, local officials, and contracted engineers will host a public meeting to discuss preliminary engineering reports for municipal drinking water line extensions in North Bennington and Bennington. State officials will also provide updates on the blood clinics and water sampling results. Residents of North Bennington and Bennington are encouraged to attend.


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